How can we help you take your next step?
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We know each has a unique path.
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believer and not yet believer,
generations and races
the heart behind the 'how'
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our life, our love, our hope, our reward
being the same everywhere we go
we're here for those not yet part of the Church
we prefer the quality that comes from collaboration
our abiding metaphor to stay close, hang loose & be responsive
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helping people find and follow Jesus
“If we are to love our neighbors, before doing anything else we must first see our neighbors . . . we must see not just their faces but the life behind their faces."
— Frederick Buechner
we are a spiritual family on mission together.
pass the baton of faith and leadership by coaching each other
practicing neighboring by doing the unexpected
re-think & re-form
our will, thoughts, and emotions around what Jesus said and did
what's impressed is to be uniquely expressed in our work,
art, play, rest, and relationships
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At Mountainside, we're about surprising people with love. Showing up for the community when they most need it, and least expect it. This past July, we knew that there were three places that could use a surprise: Oasis' safe house needed the groceries restocked, Hardin-Park Elementary needed some landscape work, and the families at the "tot-lot" by the swimming complex would enjoy some bubbles, snacks and games! We had a great time serving and surprising people! This coming Saturday, August 4, we will be surprising kids at the Back to School Festival at Watauga High School--helping kids make "Mad-Hatter" Hats (for freeeeee!). This past December we also surprised the staff at all our Asian restaurants in town on Christmas Eve with cookies and fresh fruit—then we went on to the hospital and did the same for all the nurses stations! We only had a couple of requests for singing some carols!
We love to love Boone, and we love to do it with you.
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Yeah, we do Sundays! It's a time to express our faith, explore truth, enter community, and hopefully experience God together. Since, our Sunday gatherings do include someone speaking, it follows a setting for proclamation--but we still try to create moments for dialogue around that proclamation time!
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Visiting a new church can be intimidating - so let us walk through the experience with you!
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WHAT TO EXPECT
At Mountainside Community our guests are our priority. From parking, Mountainside Kids' Church, and post-experience, we'll be there with you every step of the way! There will be a friendly face there to meet you at the front door to show you where to find seating, coffee, the restrooms, and children's ministry.
COME AS YOU ARE
At Mountainside, we have live worship and teaching. Our worship is intentionally designed to lift high the name of Jesus. Our teaching is compelling, authentic, and firmly rooted in the Word of God. You can plan on our services lasting an hour and a half.
Oh....and there is no dress code. You'll see some people in casual dress and others in jeans and a t-shirt. Wear whatever makes you comfortable!
BRING THE KIDS
Mountainside Kids is available for children birth – 3rd grade. Our goal each and every weekend is to help your child to come, find and follow Jesus. Our nursery for 0-4 years old isn’t just babysitting, but designed with rotating centers and story-time. Kids Church (pre-k to 3rd grade) is available during our worship experience so your kids can enjoy worship with you and then go to hear the same message you are—in an age appropriate way! You get to hear the main idea your kids are going to learn before they head out with our Children’s Director—so you know how to later follow up with conversations about what they absorbed during Kids Church! Of course, your children are welcome to stay in the main worship. They don’t have to go to “Kids Church” or the nursery. We have “Kids Packs” so they can have “busy hands and listening ears”.
To make your first visit with us even easier, fill out the form below to register your kids so we can be ready to welcome you. We can't wait to meet you!
What happens during the church service?
Each week is different, but some common elements include the following: Live music by a great band. A surprise element such as a creative video, drama, testimony, or mixer. An offering for those who want to support our mission & vision. Communion for anyone who wishes to take part. A message that is practical, relevant and Biblical.
Do I have to participate in singing, prayer, offering, and communion?
No, you can just observe if you like. But know that you are welcome to join us in these practices of worship. Our communion is open to those who wish to remember Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross. Children are also welcome -- parents, you can decide if your children have understanding and faith.
How long does the service last?
The service is usually 90 minutes or less.
Are children welcome in the service?
Absolutely! At Mountainside, we have Kid Packs for every child that contain cool stuff to help them engage with the spoken message. Our children's director will have "Kids Moment" with everyone together to help your kids tune in and for you to know what your kids are learning form the most important book ever -- the Bible! Your kids (4th grade and under) can choose to stay with you working with their Kids Pack, or they can leave with our Children's Director to "Mountainside Kids" in the next auditorium (sticker registration before service). We love kids staying with us and questions they ask, so know that we don't mind all the whispering voices of parents and children -- it's teachable moments you don't want to miss! We do provide a safe and fun nursery for the tiny tots who are 4 and under. When you register your child in the nursery, we can contact you if your child has a need, so you can sit back and enjoy the service!
Do you have Sunday School classes?
Not for adults; we instead have Small Groups meeting in homes. Fill out one of our Connect forms, and we can get you in the loop with all the information you need!
For children, there is a “Bible Story” time every Sunday; 5-9 year olds learn the story and then present (puppets, song, felt board) it to the 0-4 year olds. What is impressed is immediately expressed.
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